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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mono Lake, California

My dog and I traveled to the Eastern Sierra in California in search of fall colors. We rose early one morning and decided to see if we could capture the beauty of sunrise over Mono Lake. We hiked out in the dark to the eastern-most tufa spires on the south end of the lake and were immensely please with the way the rising sun illuminated the tufa and the clouds.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Steven Martin